When the stickers were applied, it was thought that airbags would have a finite life.Just noticed in the driver's door frame a sticker saying to replace the airbags after 10 years. Now's there is loads of paranoia about changing cambelt after 3 years but hands up all that have renewed a potentially life saving device. Just wondering.
They seemed to have worked in the crashed 2000 X reg GTV you posted about: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gtv-andamp-916-spider/896081-makes-you-winch.htmlEven stars have a finite life. How long can we ignore the warning sticker for?
They may well have deployed, but the state of the Drivers cell is deplorable !! :dead:They seemed to have worked in the crashed 2000 X reg GTV you posted about: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gtv-andamp-916-spider/896081-makes-you-winch.html
I'd say the driver got out of that with very little issue at all. Maybe sore ribs from the steering wheel.- that looks like a one way ticket to the Pearly Gates or a Coma, if you're lucky...
+1, looks ok to me.I'd say the driver got out of that with very little issue at all. Maybe sore ribs from the steering wheel.
You're missing one very important clue with that wreck. Trumpton didn't cut the roof off. And believe me, an occupant only has to complain about feeling unwell and the roof comes off these days followed by the door being cut off.
agree. Probably low-ish speed but on a very 'soft' part of the car, outside the crash structure.That's what the Americans call a small offset crash. From the looks of it the car took a glancing blow which didn't fully engage the front crash protection structures. The front cross member looks like it missed the impact almost completely. The drivers-side side member and A-pillar structure look to have taken the brunt of the impact. I would've said that wasn't a bad crash protection performance given the circumstances of the crash. Apparently small offset crashes are some of most difficult to protect the occupants from.
The footwells look intact and there looks to be sufficient space after the impact plus the airbags deployed as intended. I would've said not a bad showing for such an old design